DWI Driver, 34, Lands On Lawn, Assaults Arresting Officer In Ridgewood, Police Charge (PHOTOS) DWI Driver, 34, Lands On Lawn, Assaults Arresting Officer In Ridgewood, Police Charge (PHOTOS)
DWI Driver, 34, Lands On Lawn, Assaults Arresting Officer In Ridgewood, Police Charge (Photos) A 34-year-old Midland Park man is facing charges following a DWI incident in Ridgewood, police said. Ridgewood officers responded to East Glen Avenue at Northern Parkway, where Edwin Barahona's Nissan sedan ended up on the front lawn of a home Friday, June 21, just before 4 p.m., Sgt. Ray Tarino tells Daily Voice. Photo(s) of the day, 06/21/2024: A late Friday afternoon, 06/21, hit and run crash resulted in Ridgewood PD patrol... Posted by Boyd A. Loving on Friday, June 21, 2024 Photo(s) of the day, 06/21/2024: A late Friday afternoon, 06/21, hit and run crash resulted in Rid…
Crackdown Of Illegal Paterson Nightlife Nets 379 Charges, 344 ABC Violations, Officials Say Crackdown Of Illegal Paterson Nightlife Nets 379 Charges, 344 ABC Violations, Officials Say
Crackdown Of Illegal Paterson Nightlife Nets 379 Charges, 344 ABC Violations, Officials Say Paterson is cracking down on illegal nightclubs. The city announced the latest initiative, Operation After Dark, which began inspecting 484 after-hour establishments last March. OAD led to 78 arrests, 379 charges, 344 state alcoholic beverage control violations, 378 summonses, 2,000 bottles of alcohol confiscated and 5 firearms removed, Mayor Andre Sayegh and Officer in Charge Isa Abassi said. "Operation After Dark has been effective in not only improving the quality of life in those neighborhoods but decreasing complaints," Sayegh said at a news conference.  "To those who want to op…
TV Remote Fight Leads To Brain Bleed, NJ Man Convicted, Prosecutor Says TV Remote Fight Leads To Brain Bleed, NJ Man Convicted, Prosecutor Says
TV Remote Fight Leads To Brain Bleed, NJ Man Convicted, Prosecutor Says A 23-year-old East Orange man was recently convicted of aggravated assault after violently beating a woman over a remote control in 2023, authorities said. In April 2023, John Davis was staying in a woman's apartment when he assaulted her when she raised an issue over a TV remote control, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II said. The woman suffered a broken eye socket and a brain bleed and was hospitalized for several days, Stephens said. Davis was convicted following a two-day trial and after several days of jury deliberations, Stephens said. Davis faces up to 10 years in state …
Car Thief, Fraudster Extradited To PA From NJ Jail, Cops Say Car Thief, Fraudster Extradited To PA From NJ Jail, Cops Say
Car Thief, Fraudster Extradited To PA From NJ Jail, Cops Say An Easton woman is in the Northampton County jail for a car theft early this year, say Forks Township police.  Authorities said they were called about a stolen Hyundai Santa Fe at 5335 Kesslersville Road on Feb. 29. The victim, a New Jersey resident, also reported fraudulent transactions on a debit card that was left in the vehicle.  Police used surveillance footage from the businesses where the transactions occurred to identify Penny Bellomi as a suspect, authorities said.  A warrant for her arrest was issued in March on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, and…
High-Speed Pursuit, Crash Nets 3 Arrests In Bergen County, Police Say High-Speed Pursuit, Crash Nets 3 Arrests In Bergen County, Police Say
High-Speed Pursuit, Crash Nets 3 Arrests In Bergen County, Police Say Thee people including a 17-year-old were arrested after a high-speed pursuit and subsequent crash in Bergen County early Thursday, June 20, police said. Oakland police officer Karley Greulich saw a man in all black with his hoodie up and a ski mask near Enterprise Rent-a-Car around 2:40 a.m., Oakland police Capt. Timothy Keenan said. Upon seeing her patrol car, the man, later identified as Yordalis Reyes-Fernandez, 20, of Paterson ran to his red SUV, which was parked behind M&T Bank, and tried to flee the area, Keenan said. A registration check of the SUV found it had been st…
Raid Of Wallington Man's Home Turns Up Prepubescent Child Porn, Prosecutor Says Raid Of Wallington Man's Home Turns Up Prepubescent Child Porn, Prosecutor Says
Raid Of Wallington Man's Home Turns Up Prepubescent Child Porn, Prosecutor Says A 25-year-old Wallington man has been arrested on accusations he had child pornography, police authorities said. A raid of Elvis Daniel Camacho Montilla's home on Lester Street Wednesday, June 19 found that he used the internet to view and download footage depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent children, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Montilla was charged with third-degree possession of child pornography and held in the Bergen County Jail. The investigation was led under the direction of Chief Matthew Finck.
NJ Murder Suspect Caught Up In 'Criminal Justice Overhaul' Convicted In 2016 Christmas Killing NJ Murder Suspect Caught Up In 'Criminal Justice Overhaul' Convicted In 2016 Christmas Killing
NJ Murder Suspect Caught Up In 'Criminal Justice Overhaul' Convicted In 2016 Christmas Killing A 40-year-old Newark man whose case happened in the midst of an overhaul of New Jersey's criminal justice system has been convicted in 2016 Christmas morning killing, authorities said. Habeeb Robinson was convicted of aggravated manslaughter, weapons possession and witness tampering in the death of Hassan Cobb-Jones, a 32-year-old Newark resident, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II said. Cobb-Jones was shot in a van on the 100 block of Parker Street, Stephens said. Robinson's case was more complicated, as it was happening at the turn of major changes under New Jersey's…
Route 80 Pedestrian Struck, Injured: NJSP Route 80 Pedestrian Struck, Injured: NJSP
Route 80 Pedestrian Struck, Injured: Njsp A 59-year-old pedestrian was struck on Route 80, New Jersey State Police said, although the circumstances weren't immediately clear. The victim was struck on the eastbound highway near Madison Avenue in Paterson shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, NJ State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Lebron said. ALS/BLS took him to the trauma unit at nearby St. Joseph's University Medical Center with a leg injury, the sergeant said. What the man was doing outside of a car on the interstate in that area wasn't immediately clear. Nor did authorities say whether the driver remained at the scene or what kind o…
Authorities Seize Man Who Woman Said Sexually Assaulted Her After Pickup Near Journal Square Authorities Seize Man Who Woman Said Sexually Assaulted Her After Pickup Near Journal Square
Authorities Seize Man Who Woman Said Sexually Assaulted Her After Pickup Near Journal Square UPDATE: A stranger who a 22-year-old woman said sexually assaulted her after she got into his car near Jersey City's Journal Square early this month was identified and then arrested on Monday, authorities announced. The woman told police she voluntarily got into a white vehicle after the stranger approached her around 7 a.m. Sunday, June 2, Daily Voice originally reported on June 6. The driver then headed to the area of Eighth and dead-ended Division Street by the Roberto Clemente Sports Complex in the shadow of the New Jersey Turnpike overpass, she said. It was there, the woman told polic…
NY Judge Sees No Remorse, Sentences Bergen 'Bling Bishop' To 9 Years For Swindling Followers NY Judge Sees No Remorse, Sentences Bergen 'Bling Bishop' To 9 Years For Swindling Followers
NY Judge Sees No Remorse, Sentences Bergen 'Bling Bishop' To 9 Years For Swindling Followers 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A convicted con man from Bergen County known as the "Bling Bishop" used the opportunity he was given to speak before being sent to federal prison for nine years to annoy the judge on Monday. Lamor Whitehead of Paramus must serve a mandatory 7½ years following his conviction by a jury in lower Manhattan in March for swindling the life savings from a parishioners mother, among other crimes. One by one, some of those who were financially destroyed spoke to Manhattan Federal Court Judge Lorna Schofield during the June 17 sentencing hearing. Then it was Whitehead's turn. Bishop …
Rochelle Park House Fire Quickly Knocked Rochelle Park House Fire Quickly Knocked
Rochelle Park House Fire Quickly Knocked Firefighters made quick work of a Rochelle Park house blaze. The fire broke out on the second floor of Parkway home off Rochelle Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Firefighters contained it there, knocking down the main body barely 20 minutes before they began. The fire was declared under control around 8:40 p.m.  Damien Danis for DAILY VOICE No injuries were reported. Fire officials are investigating the cause. Mutual aid was provided at the scene and in coverage by firefighters from Elmwood Park, Hackensack, Lodi, Maywood, Paramus and Saddle Brook. Damien Danis for …
Unlicensed Motorist, 81, Drove With Flat On Route 287 Median: Franklin Lakes PD Unlicensed Motorist, 81, Drove With Flat On Route 287 Median: Franklin Lakes PD
Unlicensed Motorist, 81, Drove With Flat On Route 287 Median: Franklin Lakes PD An unlicensed 81-year-old out-of-state motorist drove an unregistered sedan on the grass median of Route 287 before she was stopped by police, authorities said. Franklin Lakes officers responding to a call found the Rhode Island woman driving at a slow speed in the right lane of southbound Route 287 just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Capt. Robert Grassi said. They stopped her near milepost 58, the captain said. The driver told police she'd gotten lost and then got a flat, he said. A computer check found that she has a suspended license and that the car's registration had expired.…
Jersey City Charter School Teacher Had Sexual Conduct With Student, Prosecutor Says Jersey City Charter School Teacher Had Sexual Conduct With Student, Prosecutor Says
Jersey City Charter School Teacher Had Sexual Conduct With Student, Prosecutor Says A 67-year-old Jersey City charter school teacher was charged with having sexual conduct with a student, authorities said. Steven Gordon was released after being processed following alleged "Inappropriate contact" at the University Academy Charter High School on West Side Avenue in Jersey City during school hours on May 29, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Gordon was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, as well as child endangerment, Suarez said in announcing the arrest on Monday, June 17.  He immediately resigned from his job at the 9-12 public charter …
Former Notorious NJ Political Boss George Norcross Indicted For Racketeering Former Notorious NJ Political Boss George Norcross Indicted For Racketeering
Former Notorious NJ Political Boss George Norcross Indicted For Racketeering Former New Jersey Democratic kingmaker George E. Norcross III ran a criminal enterprise for nearly a dozen years during which he used his power and influence over elected officials to make laws that best served him, among other offenses, says a state indictment that charges him with racketeering. The poster boy of New Jersey political bosses, Norcross attended a news conference held on Monday, June 17 by state Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin in Trenton -- uninvited -- to announce the indictment naming him and five co-defendants. When one of the attorney general's sta…
UPDATE: Video Shows NJ Man Tapping On Car Window, Then Stabbing Woman At CNBC HQ: Police UPDATE: Video Shows NJ Man Tapping On Car Window, Then Stabbing Woman At CNBC HQ: Police
Update: Video Shows NJ Man Tapping On Car Window, Then Stabbing Woman At CNBC HQ: Police UPDATE: Surveillance cameras at CNBC corporate headquarters in Bergen County captured images of a Middlesex County man stabbing a woman in the parking lot, authorities said. The 30-year-old victim was leaving the Sylvan Avenue (Route 9W) facility shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, when Harshkuma H. Patel, 29, of Piscataway, approached her in the parking lot, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The accused assailant, who 'd previously been seen hanging around the area, tapped on the woman's car window in the CNBC parking lot, sources said. The victim, who didn't know Patel, op…
Ejection, House Struck In Horrific Maywood Crash Ejection, House Struck In Horrific Maywood Crash
Ejection, House Struck In Horrific Maywood Crash An occupant was ejected when one SUV hit a house and another a utility pole in a fierce collision in Maywood, authorities said. One of the vehicles was knocked onto its side in the crash at the corner of East Passaic and Elm streets around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Two Teaneck men -- 28 and 20 years old -- were in one vehicle, responders said. A 25-year-old Bogota woman was driving the other, they said. All three were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. Maywood firefighters and police responded, along with Rochelle Park police, who assisted, and the Bergen County Prosecu…
One Found Dead, Another Unconscious In Car On Union City Street: Responders One Found Dead, Another Unconscious In Car On Union City Street: Responders
One Found Dead, Another Unconscious In Car On Union City Street: Responders One person was found dead and another unconscious in a car on a Union City street Sunday night, responders said. Initial details were scarce other than that both were found in a vehicle at a lot between two residences that's used for private parking on 13th Street between Bergenline and New York Avenues shortly before 6:30 p.m. June 16. One of them was pronounced dead at the scene, responders said. The other was hospitalized, they said. It wasn't immediately certain whether or not drugs were involved, responders said. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez was expected to address the situ…
Jet Skier Injured On Hudson Jet Skier Injured On Hudson
Jet Skier Injured On Hudson A jet skier required medical attention following a weekend accident on the Hudson River. The victim was brought to shore at Bloomers Beach near the northern boat basin near Henry Hudson Drive in Palisades Interstate Park in Englewood Cliffs around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, responders said. The NYPD Harbor Unit joined Palisades Interstate Parkway Police at the scene. There was no immediate word on the victim's condition. CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS
Motorcyclist Breaks Leg In Sussex Crash: Responders Motorcyclist Breaks Leg In Sussex Crash: Responders
Motorcyclist Breaks Leg In Sussex Crash: Responders A motorcyclist was airlifted to the hospital following a weekend crash in Sussex County. The victim suffered a broken leg in the crash at Wolfpit and Unionville roads in Wantage -- roughly 2½ miles from the New York State line -- between 3-3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16. New Jersey State Police are investigating (Wantage doesn't have its own police department). Additional details weren't immediately available.
GOTCHA! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant, Police Rescue Stabbing Victim At CNBC HQ Lot GOTCHA! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant, Police Rescue Stabbing Victim At CNBC HQ Lot
Gotcha! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant, Police Rescue Stabbing Victim At CNBC HQ Lot UPDATE: Authorities captured a man who stabbed a woman in the parking lot of CNBC corporate headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced. The 30-year-old victim was leaving the Sylvan Avenue (Route 9W) facility shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, when Harshkuma H. Patel, 29, of Piscataway, approached her in the parking lot, the prosecutor said. The accused assailant, who 'd previously been seen hanging around the area, tapped on the woman's car window in the CNBC parking lot, sources said. The victim, who didn't know Patel, opened the window, …
PEDO FILE: West New York Man, 27, Charged With Repeatedly Raping Girl, 15, He Met In Park PEDO FILE: West New York Man, 27, Charged With Repeatedly Raping Girl, 15, He Met In Park
Pedo File: West New York Man, 27, Charged With Repeatedly Raping Girl, 15, He Met In Park A 27-year-old West New York man was charged with raping a 15-year-old girl multiple times over nearly a week and a half after meeting her at a park in town. Christian Felipe would face a mandatory five to 10 years in state prison if convicted only of the sexual assault charge that was filed by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit following his arrest at his home last week. They also charged Felipe with criminal sexual contact and child endangerment, however, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez noted. “The investigation found the defendant met the victim at a West New York…
GOTCHA! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant After Police Rescue Stabbing Victim Near CNBC HQ GOTCHA! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant After Police Rescue Stabbing Victim Near CNBC HQ
Gotcha! Authorities Nab Accused Assailant After Police Rescue Stabbing Victim Near CNBC HQ UPDATE: Authorities captured a man who stabbed a woman in the parking lot of CNBC corporate headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced. The 30-year-old victim was leaving the Sylvan Avenue (Route 9W) facility shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, when Harshkuma H. Patel, 29, of Piscataway, approached her in the parking lot, the prosecutor said. The accused assailant, who 'd previously been seen hanging around the area, tapped on the woman's car window in the CNBC parking lot, sources said. The victim, who didn't know Patel, opened the window, …
UPDATE: Fierce Fire Ravages $3M Tenafly Home UPDATE: Fierce Fire Ravages $3M Tenafly Home
Update: Fierce Fire Ravages $3M Tenafly Home 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A fierce fire blew through a $3 million Tenafly home Friday night. Everyone got out OK and no injuries were reported after the fire ignited on the first floor near the back of the Hudson Avenue home off County Road shortly before 8:30 p.m. June 14. It quickly went to three alarms and then, later, a fourth for coverage. Firefighters had the bulk of the blaze knocked down within a half hour, then remained until 11 p.m. or so dousing hot spots. Although responders at the scene said an unattended candle appeared responsible, fire officials haven't yet posited a definitive cause. Mutu…
SUV Knocked Onto Roof In Westwood Pickup Crash SUV Knocked Onto Roof In Westwood Pickup Crash
SUV Knocked Onto Roof In Westwood Pickup Crash Police are investigating a crash at a busy Westwood intersection that knocked an SUV onto its roof. No serious injuries were immediately reported when a Dodge RAM pickup truck t-boned a GMC Yukon at the corner of Broadway and Irvington Street, next to the NJ Transit tracks, shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15. Westwood police and firefighters immediately responded and got everyone involved out OK, including a visibly upset boy who was in the SUV, witnesses said. All refused medical aid, officers at the scene said. Nancy Triggiani-Musco for DAILY VOICE EMS tended to three occupants…
Burglar Strikes Fair Lawn Businesses Back to Back Burglar Strikes Fair Lawn Businesses Back to Back
Burglar Strikes Fair Lawn Businesses Back to Back The same burglar apparently committed a pair of overnight commercial break-ins 12 minutes and two miles apart in Fair Lawn, authorities said. It was just after midnight Wednesday, June 12, when the intruder broke the front glass door and fled with $22.22 from the register at Morlot News & Food at the corner of Morlot and Hartley Place, Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Eric Eleshewich said. Twelve minutes later, he busted into Puff City on Maple Avenue just off northbound Route 208 and snatched $200 from the register, the sergeant. The burglar wore a light-colored sweatshirt, a mask and …
Seriously Injured Firefighter Rescued, Others Require Attention At Lodi House Blaze Seriously Injured Firefighter Rescued, Others Require Attention At Lodi House Blaze
Seriously Injured Firefighter Rescued, Others Require Attention At Lodi House Blaze A mayday call was answered when firefighters rescued one of their brethren at a smoky Lodi house fire, responders at the scene said. The fire on Union Street across from Woodside Street apparently ignited in the attached garage around 7 p.m. Friday, June 14. Flames quickly blew through the roof. Damien Danis for DAILY VOICE A Lodi BLS unit rushed the injured firefighter from Hasbrouck Heights to Hackensack University Medical Center's trauma unit without waiting for ALS colleagues. He was doing well at the hospital, colleagues later said. A number of people -- at least one other firefig…
Man Killed After Wounding Two Officers In NJ Banquet Hall Shootout Came Out Firing, AG Says Man Killed After Wounding Two Officers In NJ Banquet Hall Shootout Came Out Firing, AG Says
Man Killed After Wounding Two Officers In NJ Banquet Hall Shootout Came Out Firing, AG Says UPDATE: A man wanted for questioning in a New York City shooting pulled out a gun in the lobby of a Woodbridge hotel and was killed in a shootout with police, authorities said. A Woodbridge police officer and a New York City homicide detective were wounded in the exchange, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. The township officer was shot in the back and the city detective in the foot, the NYPD said. Both have already been released from the hospital following treatment, the attorney general said on Friday, June 14. Karl Gregory, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene of the ea…
Clifton Orthopedic Surgeon Illegally Dispensed Oxy: Feds Clifton Orthopedic Surgeon Illegally Dispensed Oxy: Feds
Clifton Orthopedic Surgeon Illegally Dispensed Oxy: Feds A 72-year-old orthopedic surgeon in Clifton recently pleaded guilty to illegally prescribing pain pills to patients, authorities said. Evangelos Megariotis, who worked at Clifton Orthopedic Associates according to his Linkedin, admitted to unlawfully dispensing Oxycodone, Oxycontin and Oxycodone-Acetaminophen to five patients, US Attorney Philip Sellinger said. Megariotis dispenses the prescriptions from March 2017 to November 2017, Sellinger said. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced in October, Sellinger said. Megariotis f…
Montvale Police Help Catch Paterson Trio Wanted In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme, Officers Say Montvale Police Help Catch Paterson Trio Wanted In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme, Officers Say
Montvale Police Help Catch Paterson Trio Wanted In 'Distract And Grab' Scheme, Officers Say Three people from Paterson were accused of distracting shoppers in Brick Township and stealing from them, authorities said. Brick Township police arrested 35-year-old Oswaldo Uribe-Acosta, 27-year-old Salvia Beraun-Villanueva, and 58-year-old Oscar Lopez-Salcedo on Tuesday, June 11, the department said in a news release. Police received several reports in May from victims whose wallets or purses were taken from shopping carts.  Investigators said Beraun-Villanueva would distract a shopper and Uribe-Acosta or Lopez-Salcedo would steal a wallet or purse. The susp…
SUV Plunges Into Little Ferry Lake, Police Ticket Man, 35, Learning To Drive, Companion SUV Plunges Into Little Ferry Lake, Police Ticket Man, 35, Learning To Drive, Companion
SUV Plunges Into Little Ferry Lake, Police Ticket Man, 35, Learning To Drive, Companion An unlicensed Ecuadorian national whose friend was teaching to drive plunged an SUV into a Little Ferry lake, authorities said. The 35-year-old driver from New York and his passenger got out OK after the 2009 Mazda Tribute landed in Indian Lake shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13, Little Ferry Police Chief James Walters said. A dive team made sure no one else was in the vehicle. The 35-year-old driver from New York and his passenger got out OK after the 2009 Mazda Tribute landed in Indian Lake shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13. INSET: Rory Puntasecca The driver told polic…
Grand Jury Declines To Charge NJ Principal Arrested Last Spring Grand Jury Declines To Charge NJ Principal Arrested Last Spring
Grand Jury Declines To Charge NJ Principal Arrested Last Spring An Essex County Grand Jury declined to indict Columbia High School principal Frank Sanchez on charges of endangering the welfare of a child on Thursday, June 13, authorities announced. Sanchez still faces charges of simple assault stemming from an incident involving a student in January at the school in the South Orangewood-Maplewood School District, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said. The principal was suspended from his job following the alleged incident, as reported by Daily Voice when charges were filed in March. Dr. Kevin F. Gilbert, Acting Superintendent of the South Orange &a…